Are you proficient person in using ',' '.' '!'.
• United States
9 Oct 11
I know how to use most of them properly but often don't bother on making posts on the Internet. This is pure carelessness or being lazy of course. Well, it is also because I am in a hurry, too. One of my worst offenses is to leave the quotes off of the names of movies and TV shows. I did run across one the other day that worried me. I was trying to use the quotes on the names of TV shows but I was making a list of several in a row and I know that if you close quotes at the end of a sentence, the period goes inside the quotes. I thought that other punctuation was supposed to go inside that last quotation mark, too. But it just didn't look right to have them appear in a list that way with the comma inside and the next item just being there. This is what I mean: "TV Show One," "TV Show Two," "TV Show Three," etc. as opposed to "TV Show One", "TV Show Two", "TV Show Three" etc. Actually neither one of them looks quite right.
9 Oct 11
But one of them has to be right, right? Actually, comma and periods will always come under quotation mark. And semicolon will always come out of quotation mark. So, "TV Show One," "TV Show Two," and TV Show Three" is correct.
• Paso Robles, California
12 Oct 11
If you have enough points to use the myLot codes (smileys), you should put the titles of books, plays, films, long poems, musical compositions, magazines, newspapers, and pamphlets In Italics. Use quotations marks for titles of newspaper and magazine aritcles, poems, short stories, songs, and television and radio programs. Also, a "?" can go either inside or outside quotation marks. If the quote itself is a question, you put the question mark inside the quotes. But if the entire sentence, including a quotation is a question, the question mark goes outside. She asked, "What color is your shirt?" Who can recite "The Three Little Pigs"?
9 Oct 11
yes, i'm very much proficient in using punctuation marks. don't mind my writing style, i just like to write this way. anyway, what country are you from? "," this one is used to separate clauses in a sentence. "!" this one is the exclamation point. it's used when you are surprised or shocked or whenever there's a strong emotion in whatever you said. example is "Leave me alone!"
9 Oct 11
We all make mistakes with punctuation, but I learned to concentrate on this in school as it was taken very seriously. To me it is a discipline to get my writing as correct as possible, and I feel that it doesn't matter to some people as long as what they have written has been understood. But that's OK with me too, as it is more of a personal thing that I like to get right or near right! _Derek